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Grounds for Dreaming : Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

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"Known as "The Salad Bowl of the World," California's Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicans--U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented--confronted and interacted with one another during this period. An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Flores's first book offers crucial insights for today's ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy."--Publisher's website.
Known as ?The Salad Bowl of the World,? California?s Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicans?U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented?confronted and interacted with one another during this period.

An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Flores?s first book offers crucial insights for today?s ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Social Science, Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Emigration + Immigration, Labor + Industrial Relations, Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
Series Title: Lamar Series in Western History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Lori A. Flores
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 26394341
UPC: 9780300196962
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0174
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